Trend: The Tulle Skirt

 Okay ladies (and gents if you’re reading 🙂 ), if you want to feel like royalty, no need for a wear-just-once-designer ball gown. Just grab yourself a tulle skirt and you can embrace your inner majesty every single day!

I’ve been searching high and low for the perfect tulle skirt that has the right amount of poof, quality fabric, perfect shade of pink, and is the right length. Like the prince in search for Cinderella, I was in no such luck until my fairy shop mother (a.k.a the internet) brought me to The Girl The Loves. Let’s just say that I have found my Cinderella.

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Tulle Skirt
Babe Blush Tulle Skirt c/o The Girl that Loves

Tank
c/o The Girl that Loves
Similar – TGTL

Denim Jacket
Weearing: Thrifted (Gap)
My Picks: Gap $79 // Lulu*s $129

Shoes
Wearing: Thrifted from Crossroads
My Picks: Ted Baker $108 // Kate Spade $196

Necklace / Bracelet
Wearing: J. Crew
Similar – J. Crew // Pyramid Studded Crystal Bracelet (Extra 50% off now!)

Ring
 Bow Ring c/o Rings and Tings

Bangle (Gifted)

Watch
Wearing: Michel

Being the indecisive person I am, I couldn’t decide whether to go with the typical girly look or the tough rocker look. There are so many different ways to style a tulle skirt! Here’s another look where I just switched out my jacket, necklace, and shoes to show my inner rock princess.

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 Leather Jacket
Wearing: Ann Taylor
My Picks: Lulu*s $81 // Free People $168 // TopShop $330

Shoes
My Delicious Ankle Strap Heels c/o Lulu*s

Necklace
Wearing: Talbots
My Pick: Piperlime $14

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And for the Kay & Kompany giveaway winner…

Congratulations Kristi! You will be contacted shortly!

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Walking in Memphis High Heels Trend Link Up

Tough Stuff

I may look like a girly girl on the outside, but deep down I’m a tough cookie with an attitude…at least that’s what my mom says. 😛

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I bet you can’t guess what that bracelet is made up of … the INNER TUBE OF A BICYCLE WHEEL.

Yes, you heard me, it’s made from a bicycle wheel. Urban Lace Jewelry thought of a way to turn trash into something absolutely gorgeous. With a variety of designs and sizes to fit your personal style, you can promote eco-friendly stylish jewelry.

{I’m wearing the Reflection in a size small}
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Pants
Wearing: Gap $70

Tee
Wearing: Gap $20

Vest
Wearing: Thrifted from Crossroads
My Picks: OASAP $31 // Lulu*s $49 // Macy’s $109

Necklace
Wearing: Talbots
My Pick: PiperLime $15

Bracelet
Reflection c/o Urban Lace

Shoes
Wearing: DSW
My Pick: Deb Shops $36.90

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For those who don’t believe my claim…

Ways I am more of a “Tough Cookie”
1. I have perfected the evil eye that gives my students the shiver from head to toe.
2. I’ve killed countless of cockroaches.
3. I can hold my bladder for up to 9 hours straight (I know, probably not a healthy thing)
4. I can craft for 8 hours straight while withstanding the pain of paper cuts and hot glue burns.

Have I changed your opinion? 🙂

What makes you tough?

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Feather Weather

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Blazer
Wearing: Gap
My Picks: Forever 21 $30 // Gap $70 // J. Crew $158

Top
Embroidered Crochet and Lace Tee c/o Deb Shops

Skirt
Wearing: Thrifted
My Pick: ASOS $43

Flats
Wearing: Anthropologie (Similar)

Heels
c/o Lulu*s (Similar)

Bracelet
Wearing: Juicy Couture

Deb Shops so generously sent me this casual boho style top, and I just absolutely couldn’t bear to wait until the weekend to wear it casually. How do you style a casual top for work? Well, just add a slim skirt, blazer and heels or flats and there you go.

You may be wondering why I switched from flats to heels…well you try walking in heels while teaching all day. Yea, not going to happen (anymore anyway 🙂 )

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Too Cool for School

     As Spring Fever begins, I’m starting to get that itch for summer to be here already hence the title of this post. There’s nothing like wearing all black, throwing on a denim jacket and aviators, to say to the world that you’re a tired teacher who needs a break. At least spring break is 1 1/2 weeks away. Until then, simple outfits like these and sunglasses to cover my allergy-ridden eyes will just have to do.

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I just want to take a moment to highlight these gorgeous earrings from Benevolent Jewels. I’ve been wanting some statement earrings for awhile but haven’t found a pair that I liked style-wise as well as price-wise. Benevolent Jewels came out with these Shimmer Rosette Drop Earrings that I absolutely adore. At first I was afraid that they would be too heavy for my small little ears, but after my 10-hr work day, I realized that it was no problem at all. 🙂

If you haven’t heard of Benevolent Jewels yet, let me be the first to tell you that they are one great company. The main reason why I adore this brand is because of their philanthropic mission. At the end of every 3 months, they take 20% of their earnings and donates it to a cause. How awesome is that? With your purchase, you not only get stylish products, but you also get to help others.

We need more businesses like this, don’t you think?

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Earrings
Shimmer Rosette Drop Earrings c/o Benevolent Jewels
(Use code SAACODE20 to get 20% off your purchase!)

Denim Jacket
Wearing: Thrifted
My Picks: Old Navy $35 // Lulu*s $55 // Madewell $118

Black Top
Wearing: Urban Outfitters

Pants
Wearing: Gap  $49

Flats
Wearing: J.Crew

Sunglasses – Thrifted

Other favorites from Benevolent Jewels:

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Giveaway Winner:
Congratulations to Amanda Lim of Dear Myself for winning the Maddi Mini Wristlet from Ora Delphine!

Thanks to all who entered. Sometimes I wish that EVERYONE can win. But don’t worry, keep a look out for more giveaways coming up soon! 🙂

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It’s All in the Bag – Ora Delphine

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Yes, this outfit looks very similar to my New York Wannabe post, but that’s because I wanted you to focus on this gorgeous new bag courtesy of Ora Delphine. The Adele Satchel by Ora Delphine is one to admire and desire because of its sleek design, quality leather, and golden details. You’re going to love the size. Large enough to carry the essentials, plus a tablet, or camera and it has enough pockets to be efficient. Minimalistic. Modern. Classy. And it also comes in a variety of classic colors. I decided to go with purple because it was on the borderline between edgy and neutral.

My outfit posts rarely include handbags, but I think that’s going to change. You’ll be seeing this baby around quite often. 🙂  BTW, if you continue to scroll down, you will have a chance to win a piece from Ora Delphine!

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Also, I hope you didn’t miss this number from Wild Butterfly Boutique. Use code ALEX25 for 25% your purchase! (This necklace is now on sale for only $12.99! )

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Peplum Shirt
Wearing: Madewell
My Picks: Lulu*s $31 // J. Crew $55 // Madewell $88

Trench
Wearing: Thrifted (Gap)
My Picks: Forever 21 $35 // Gap $98

Pants
Wearing: Gap $70

Boots
Wearing: Arturo Chiang

Necklace
Jasmine Statement Necklace c/o Wild Butterfly Boutique 
Get 25% your order using the code ALEX25! 

NOW FOR THE GIVEAWAY!

You have a chance to win your very own Ora Delphine piece! They so generously decided to give one of my blog readers the chance to win the Maddy Mini Wristlet in purple ($125)! This essential accessory is perfect for when you just need to bring just the basics from a night out in the city, or on a trip to the grocery store. Just like the Adele Satchel, the Maddy Wristlet is made with genuine leather and is designed to perfection. I’m kind of disappointed that I can’t enter this giveaway. Ha.

Click HERE to go to the Rafflecopter Page. Quick and easy! You can have up to FIFTEEN entries. Giveaway ends in 2 weeks! Good luck! 🙂

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Red and Brown

Yes, I bought something, but luckily it’s technically something old and used, but still in the utmost prime condition! Therefore, I have yet to break my New Year’s resolution.

STORY TIME: I went into Crossroads (a thrift/consignment shop) hoping to find an outfit for this secret event that I was invited to…Oh heck, let’s be honest, I was just trying to satisfy my shopping crave! Haha. Anyways, I was about to pay for a couple of items when I saw these amazing brown boots which were exactly what I was looking for —chocolate brown, with a heel, and is versatile. Tried them on, fell in love, you know the drill. Then I discovered they were Loeffler Randall boots. I apologize ahead of time if this discredits me as a fashion blogger, but I have never heard of Loeffler Randall before. Whipped out my smart phone to see what the damage usually is and found out their boots usually costs a whopping of over $600! Well, guess what price I got them for? A mere $60. Not bad for a pair of barely used, good quality, leather boots! 🙂

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Sweater
Wearing: J. Crew Factory
My Pick: J.Crew $35

Coat / Poncho
Wearing: Anthropologie
My Pick: Daily Look $200

Pants
Wearing: Gap $48

Boots
Wearing: Thrifted – Loeffler Randall
My Pick: Nordstrom $60

Necklace
Wearing: Talbots
My Picks: Chloe and Isabel $148

Repeated Layers

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Pants
Wearing: Gap $69

Plaid Shirt
Wearing: American Eagle
My Picks: Forever 21  $18 // Old Navy $25 // Madewell $55

Hoodie
Wearing: Anthropologie
My Picks: ASOS $28 //  Free People $148

Boots
Wearing: Ralph Lauren
My Picks:  Macy’s $79 $41  // Ralph Lauren $194

Necklace
Wearing: Anthropologie
My Picks: JewelMint $30 // Anthropologie $58

I was unsure about posting this outfit because I realized that I already wore this plaid shirt on my blog a couple of months ago. What is the usual protocol for wearing the same clothing piece on a blog? Is it okay? How long in-between posts? How many times can I re-wear something? I don’t want to be marked as an outfit repeater!

If you know what the acceptable rule of repetition on a fashion blog is…let me know. Otherwise, Kate Sanders will get the best of me. 😛

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Unlock the Red

I was debating about boycotting posting anything red for this month in retaliation of Valentine’s Day, but then I’d just be that person. Instead, I’m going to set aside my feelings of this holiday and “Unlock the Red”. Okay, okay, I’m not really against the holiday, but I’m not one of those “OMG I need a Valentine” or the “I hate S.A.D.” girls either. Oh wait, but did I just admit that I am by denying it? Oh shoot.

Anyways, I found this top at Goodwill and thought the lock pattern was cute. It is definitely on the border of a type of pattern that my students might be caught wearing, but I think pairing it with an “adult” looking jacket, skinny jeans, and heels make it appropriate for a high-school-looking-but-really-the-teacher 23 year-old woman.

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Blouse
Wearing: Thrifted
My Picks: Daily Look $20 // Banana Republic $70

Jacket
Wearing: Anthropologie
My Picks: H&M $25 // Anthropologie $80

Pants
Wearing: Gap $49

Shoes
Wearing: Gold Cutout Pointed Pumps c/o LuLu*s $23

Necklaces
Wearing: Just My Typewriter c/o Lulu*s
and Forever 21 (Similar $7)

Have a happy Monday!

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Splash of Pink

Happy Friday!

I don’t know about you, this this week has been the longest shortest week ever! Today is a staff day at my school so yay for no lesson planning! Instead, common core here we come! (Teacher thing. Don’t worry if you don’t understand. 🙂 )

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Jacket
Wearing: Thrifted
My Picks:  Forever 21 $44.80  // DailyLook $59.99 // Nordstrom $78

Jeans
Wearing: Gap
My Picks:  Old Navy $34.94   // Levi’s $78 $54.90 // Madewell $128

Boots
Wearing: DSW brand
My Picks:  Charlotte Russe $42.50 // Kenneth Cole $249

Tee
Wearing: Gap
My Picks:  Gap $10 // J.Crew $25  // Madewell $40

Scarf
Wearing: Aeropostale
My Picks: Forever 21 $8.99 // Old Navy $17.97

I was a little bit worried when I received this scarf as a Christmas present. The pink was brighter than I was used to, so I decided to make it the ONLY color I was wearing today to balance it out. I think it worked. What do you think?

Oh yea, I almost forgot….Happy Chinese New Year!

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Suave Muave

Let’s talk about this color muave. It’s elegant, feminine, classy, and yes, very suave.

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Blazer
Wearing: Anthroplogie ON SALE $138.95 $39.99

Lace Blouse
Wearing: Urban Outfitters
My Picks: Forever 21 $14.80 // Macy’s $34

Jeans
Wearing: Gap $69.95

Shoes
c/o Lulu*s $24
{Can I just say, that I’ve been looking for these shoes for awhile? It’s been hard to find them for a reasonable price but of course, Lulu’s got them! Super cute, right? And as for comfort….not too shabby! 🙂 }

Purse
Hand-me-down: Vintage Coach
{Has anyone taken a look at the new Coach line? I’m genuinely impressed. Previously, they have always been about the “C’s” and the bright colors, but now they’re bringing back the simple, classic, but modern look. Absolutely love!}

Sometimes you want to stand out, but not be a highlighter. I say, go for the softer shades like this mauve color to make a subtle statement. Contrast the soft color against neutral pieces and watch your outfit command attention without people going “Woah, where’s the new vocabulary word?” {Yes, kind of a lame teacher joke, but hopefully you understood my intent or at least got a good laugh at my expense.}

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